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Effective Meeting Design and Facilitation: Yes, Even Hackers Need to Run Meetings

For better or worse, meetings are a part of life. In the workplace, meetings can be inefficient, boring, and even tyrannical. But they don't have to be so bad. As part of project management, meetings are a good way to organize collaborative work, produce new ideas and concrete deliverables with clear next steps, and come to consensus. This workshop covers simple tools for effective meeting design and facilitation, such as group norms, agendas, time keeping, note taking, and discussion techniques to keep people on track. The workshop will have a question and answer session at the end.